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Apr 21, 2013 12:00pm PDT
>>> i'm wolf blitzer reporting live from boston. >> and i'm fredricka whitfield in atlanta. welcome to this special edition of the "cnn newsroom." wolf. >> we're learning, fred, new developments in the boston marathon bombing suspect investigation. new exclusive information about a jihadist video that the older brother, the 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev, had posted on his youtube account. we're going to show you that in just a few moments. stand by for that. first, i want to update all of our viewers on the surviving suspect, the younger brother, 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. he's still hospitalized in what doctors describe as serious but stable condition. federal officials say he has injuries to his throat. he's unable to speak. he could be charged, though, by federal prosecutors as early as today. right at his hospital bedside. you just heard that from the attorney general of massachusetts, martha coakley, in our interview here in boston. for more, though, on what's going on, let's bring in our crime and justice correspondent joe johns. he's working his sources over at the justic
CNN
Apr 30, 2013 10:00am PDT
>>> this is a special "cnn newsroom." i'm wolf blitzer in washington. some real signs of progress in housing market today. figures released for february show home prices rose faster, get this, faster than anytime since 2006. christine romans joining us from new york right now. christine, the report says home prices climbed, what, 9.3% from the same time last year? that's very impressive. what's driving the increase? >> well, very low interest rates, cash buyers, wolf from all over the world, quite frankly. there's not a lot of inventory in some places. if you want to buy a house, you have to pay up for it because there aren't a lot of choices for it. all of those things coming together. wlo look at price increases. the fastest year over year spike in home price is since 2006. we remember 2006 the peak of the bubble overall. look where the biggest home prices increases are, wolf in some parts of the country, up double digits. look at san francisco, up almost 19% year over year. las vegas, up more than 17%. phoenix, home prices, wolf, from february last year to february this year, u
CNN
Apr 21, 2013 11:00am PDT
program this week. i'll see you next week. >>> i'm wolf blitzer reporting live from boston. >> and i'm fredricka whitfield in atlanta. welcome to this special ediction of the "cnn newsroom." wolf? >> we have several new developments unfolding in boston right now. the boston bombing investigation intensifying. here's what we did tell you right now. here are the latest developments. the suspect who was captured friday night is dzhokhar tsarnaev, could be charged by federal prosecutors as recaearl today at his hospital bed. he's at beth israel deaconess center. he's in serious condition. a federal official says he has injuries to his throat and is unable to speak. we'll have a live report from the hospital in just a few minutes. our elizabeth cohen is standing by. first, we want to catch you up on some of the other developments, up to date on the charges that the suspected bomber may actually face, and show you some new riveting images of that intense manhunt that led to his capture. we're watching all of this unfold. for that, let's go to cnn's joe johns, our crime and justice correspond
CNN
Apr 24, 2013 6:00am PDT
boston marathon bombings, continues right now with wolf blitzer in boston. >> thanks very much, christine. before the sun rises, boston tries to vanquish the nightmare. city workers scrub away blood stains and remove bricks, marred by last week's bombing. boyleston street inches toward a new sense of normalcy. >>> good morning, i'm wolf blitzer, reporting live from here in boston. there have been several major developments coming out of the boston this morning. let's get you caught up right now on all of them. this morning, boylston street, right behind me, reopens, the epicenter, reopening to pedestrians but not vehicles. and not yet. insult to injury, the families of those wounded in the attacks are outraged. they are demanding the two terror suspects be moved from the same hospital where the alleged victims are now recovering. and next stop in the investigation, dagestan. u.s. officials arrive in the russian republic to interview the parents of the accused killer. let's take a look at the reopening of boylston street in the heart of boston. crews worked to replace bricks and
CNN
Apr 8, 2013 2:00pm PDT
put you in the able ahands of wolf blitzer in "the situation room." >>> jake, thanks very much. happening now, president obama making what's expected to be a very emotional push for gun control this hour, not far from the scene of the newtown, connecticut, school massacre. >>> also, the parents of a young american diplomat killed in afghanistan talked to me this hour about how their daughter died doing what she loved so much. >>> plus, why some members of congress want beyonce's vacation with jay-z investigated. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." it's hallowed ground but also a rallying cry. this hour, president obama is not far from the sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. he's meeting with families of some of the 26 students and teachers killed in that horrific mass shooting in december. and later this hour the president will make what his aides are describing as an emotional push for stronger gun control laws, an issue that the u.s. senate will take up in the coming days. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is here in "the situa
FOX News
Apr 17, 2013 12:00am PDT
amount though this i don't know. >> i think there is a lot right here. wolf blitzer on cnn whose beard only rivals joels over here, wolf blitzer said we have to mention today is tax day and patriots day and who knows if that had anything to do with it. those on the right who consider themselves tea party patriots or whatever they want to call themselves took offense and thought immediately wolf blitzer was pointing the finger at them. i read the transcript and i saw the clip, and he did nothing of the sort. everybody goes a little crazy, and i think we react very emotionally in times like this. >> but joel, there are emotional responses when people say oh my god. that's an emotional response. this is terrible. but the emotional responses say it is you. david frum did this to conservatives after sandy hook. a lot of people do it after those kinds of tragedies. what is it? why? can't you wait? >> just speaking earn personally, i refuse to speculate about which right wing group is responsible. i think it is because these are senseless things and evil is senseless and unpredictable a
CNN
Apr 6, 2013 3:00pm PDT
our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer reporting. this is "the situation room," special report, north korean crisis. we're tracking developments that could push the region closer to war. >>> he's armed and dangerous. we'll take a closer look at what may be driving kim jong-un to make brazen threats and defy the world. >>> and dialing it down. the obama administration addresses concerns that its response to this crisis has only made matters worse. >>> one of the most dangerous regimes in the world and now north korea says it's on the brink of war. u.s. officials fear it may be planning a missile launch soon. the threats have been amping up every day from a nation under the thumb of a young and unpredictable leader. kim jong-un is armed with a huge military, powerful conventional we papons and a nuclear program. this hour, our correspondents take a look at the threat to the united states and the world and president obama's response. christiane amanpour and fareed zakaria will give us the global view of the crisis. but we begin with barbara starr. b
CNN
Apr 24, 2013 2:00pm PDT
lead." i now leave you in the able hands of my friend and colleague wolf blitzer who is right this minute in "the situation room." >>> thanks very much. happening now a cnn exclusive. we're learning about a secret bomb making camp attended by foreigners in dagestan and the shadowy militant who may have influenced a visitor from boston. but would the bombing suspect tamerlan tsarnaev radicalized by a friend back home? right here in massachusetts we're looking into the mysterious man accused of brain washing him. you'll hear the vice president of the united states joe biden eloquent talking about the loss at a memorial service for a murdered police officer. and scornful of what he calls two cowardly, knock off jihadis. i'm wolf blitzer in boston. here are the latest developments of the boston bombings. no cause of death found yet for the alleged bomber tamerlan tsarnaev. the body remains in the custody of the state's chief medical examiner. the suspect's mother says burial has been arranged at a cambridge mosque but the islamic society of boston says local imams would not be comforta
CNN
Apr 20, 2013 2:00pm PDT
hand it over to my able friend, wolf blitzer and "the situation room." mr. blitzer, take it away. >> thanks very much. happening now, how police got the bombing suspects. we have a gripping blow-by-blow account of the fatal gun battle in the streets and a final showdown in the suburban driveway. i will speak with the watertown, massachusetts, police chief. >>> also, extraordinary thermal images taken from a helicopter that showed police where the suspect was moving inside that tarp-covered boat in the driveway. you will see what they saw. >>> and from russia, cnn speaks exclusively with the father of the two suspects. plus, you will hear an emotional interview with their uncle, who has a special message for his surviving nephew. i'm wolf blitzer. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. you're in "the situation room." >>> we are reporting live from boston right now. one suspect dead, another in custody, and entire city breathing a whole lot easier right now. but there's also an urgent search for answers in the boston marathon bombings. here are th
CNN
Apr 10, 2013 2:00pm PDT
and i leave you with wolf blitzer in "the situation room". >>> jake, thanks very much. happening now a break through deal on background checks that could let gun legislation move forward but there's still plenty of opposition in congress and beyond. this hour i'll speak with gun owners of america larry pratt. what is it like to go through the existing federal background check. see how chris cuomo buys a gun himself. she's a high-profile victim of gun violence, gabrielle giffords and her husband talk about what their life is like right now. i'm wolf blitzer, this is the situation room special report, guns under fire. >>> it's being hailed as a break through a bipartisan compromise that could possibly lead to expanded background checks on gun purchases. but after the slaughter of 20 first graders and six educators it spurred a drive to crack down on gun violence. we're devoting this hour to the gun control battle and we begin with our chief congressional correspondent, dana bash who has the very latest. >> reporter: you're right. after the sandy hook shooting there was a lot of talk of
CNN
Apr 1, 2013 2:00pm PDT
" starts right now with wolf blitzer. >>> thanks very much. happening now, what seemed impossible just a little while ago is now on the fast-track in congress. why are lawmakers suddenly working together on something that could change the law on who can become an american stit zen? >>> crude oil from canada flowing in the streets of an arkansas subdivision. residents forced out of their homes. what will all this mean for the bitter debate over the keystone pipeline? >>> and a washington suburb, get this, pays $1 million to build a bus stop. riders say it doesn't even keep out the rain. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." right now fundamental changes in the works here in washington, change that will determine just who can become an american citizen. small groups of lawmakers in both the senate and the house, they have been working on comprehensive immigration reform, and they may introduce their plans when congress returns from spring break. why is congress suddenly cooperating on such a sensitive and important issue? our chief congressional correspondent dana bash i
CNN
Apr 23, 2013 6:00am PDT
the live coverage of the aftermath of the boston bombing continues right now with wolf blitzer in boston. >> christine, thanks very much. step by step, page after page, a how-to of bomb making, a glossy and deadly outreach from al qaeda. the terrorist group in an article entitled "how to make a bomb in your mom's kitchen." was this the man who helped the boston marathon bombers? "newsroom" special coverage of the boston marathon bombings begins right now. good morning to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer rocketing live from boston. several major developments out of boston this morning. let's get you caught up, if you are just catching up on the latest developments back home. but far from back to normal. beginning next hour, police will take down the first barricades on boylston street, and allow business owners and residents to slowly but surely return home. we're learning more about the terror plot. who was involved? how did they develop it? and why? and the beginning of the end. police say sodzhokhar tsavraev newly released surveillance phot
CNN
Apr 2, 2013 2:00pm PDT
goes to the slammer. that's it for "the lead." i leave you with wolf blitzer in "the situation room." >>> thanks very much. happening now, put guns in the schools to stop school shootings. that's the controversial finding of an nra backed task force on school security. we'll talk with the former congressman asa huchlts. >>> also the army decides against awarding purple hearts to the victims of the fort hood shooter. former presidential newt gingrich is outraged and is standing by live. this hour to discuss right here in "the situation room." >>> and the phone rings during dinner. you pick it up to hear an annoying recorded sales pitch. now winners of a government contest may have found ways to stop those robocalls. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." outrage swept the nation after the newtown, connecticut school shootings and the nra kept a low profile in the immediate days afterwards but now as the urgency to act on gun violence has seemingly faded, and congressional efforts have floundered, an nra task force has outlined its plan for school safety. jim acosta is comi
CNN
Apr 22, 2013 2:00pm PDT
aed hands of my colleague wolf blitzer. >> breaking news we're following. jake, don't leave. i need your help. we're taking a closer look. one week exactly after the bombings ripped through the boston marathon, ripped into the heart of this city, the fbi is now returning control of boylston street back to the city of boston. let's go straight to cnn's ashleigh banfield. she's on boylston street. i know the mayor will be there. there's going to be some other local officials. this is a major moment right now because this street had has been closed for a week. it was the scene of the investigation, this is where those two bombings took place exactly a week ago, and there's no doubt that people here are anxious to try to get back together to some semblance of normality, normalcy if you will, and people are anxious to make sure that boston is coming back. this will be a symbolic event right now, and we're watching it very closely. jake tapper is watching it together with us. we've been here now for a long time. >> for a week. >> the mayor of boston, who is in a wheelchair -- he had some
CNN
Apr 26, 2013 2:00pm PDT
wonderful. it brought tears to many people in the audience. now to the able hands of wolf blitzer in "the situation room." >>> jake, thanks very much. happening now, new developments in the boston bombing investigation. authorities dig through a massachusetts landfill looking for a laptop. the fbi coming up with some new clues this hour. also extraordinary stories of heroism. a carjacking victim tells how he was held by the suspects for 90 minutes, threatened with death before a daring escape. >>> an off duty firefighter tells how he helped save one of the youngest bombing victims. we'll hear from the man who noticed a suspicious figure only moments before his legs were blown off and still managed to put authorities on the trail of the suspects. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> authorities today are literally digging for evidence in the boston bombing case. they've been combing a massachusetts landfill for a computer belonging to one of the suspects. let's go straight to cnn's brian todd in boston with all the latest developments. brian? >> wolf, this according to a l
CNN
Apr 12, 2013 2:00pm PDT
wolf blitzer in "the situation room." >> thanks very much. >>> happening now, what once seemed very far fetched suddenly becoming very worrisome. u.s. officials grappling right now with the possibility that north korea may be able to actually fire a nuclear tip missile. >>> he bills himself as america's toughest sheriff but he is almost becoming the victim of a very dangerous package rigged to blow. you'll hear how controversial lawman joe arpaio is now reacting. >>> could a hacker with a smart phone manage to gain control of an airliner? we have a fact check. i'm wolf blitzer here in "the situation room." all of a sudden north korea may be a lot scarier than most americans thought. the day after we learned of a pentagon assessment that the north may have developed the ability to fire a nuclear missile pyongyang is now threatening to set japan ablaze. officials are wrangling over just what the north can or cannot do. that comes as the secretary of state john kerry is visiting seoul, south korea, warning north korea against making what he calls a huge mistake. let's go straight to ou
CNN
Apr 10, 2013 10:00am PDT
background checks. wolf blitzer's joining us live. wolf, this is not the kind of universal background check the obama administration had wanted or had been pushing. this is very limited. it is a watered down version. is this the best that the president thinks he's going to get? >> probably, if he can get it. it's by no means a done deal, it's a done deal, suzanne. it's got to get through the senate and then house of representatives. let's see what happens as far as amendments are concerned, what kind of nra-type amendments might be attached that would turn off the other side, the gun control advocates. but you're right, it doesn't include all of the universal background checks, the expansion that the president, so many democrats really wanted. but this is a compromise by two moderate members of the senate. both of whom have good records with the nra. pat toomey and joe. we'll see if the republican gets this. he's not going to get the other stuff he really wanted, the high capacity ammunition clips, he's not going to get anything on the military-type assault weapons, but this is a step
CNN
Apr 30, 2013 9:00am PDT
one of the videos of the cocorrespondents in washington, d.c. wolf blitzer was there. he was watching that live. he joins us live to continue coverage. wolf, i'll toss it over to you. >> ashleigh, thanks very much. thank kvevin for all of our viewers. president obama faces serious questions about the pressing issues in the was around the world from bombings in boston to the war in syria. the president a few moments ago, as you saw live on cnn, wrapped up a news conference with reporters in the white house briefing room. on the war in syria, evidence that chemical weapons were used. the president say his wants to make sure he has all of the facts before taking any direct, new action. >> if i can establish in a way that not only the united states but also the international community feel confident is the use of chemical weapons by the assad regime, then that is a game changer because what that portends is potentially even more devastating attacks on civilians and it raises the strong possibility that those chemical weapons can fall into the wrong hands. >> let's dig deeper now. gloria b
CNN
Apr 21, 2013 1:00pm PDT
differently. >>> welcome back to our continuing coverage of the boston bombings. i'm wolf blitzer reporting from here in boston. >>> a lot of people have been wondering how a city gets through an ordeal like these boston marathon bombings. some turned to prayer. on thursday thousands gathered at a memorial service where the president of the united states actually spoke. a long-time boston spiritual leader was also there. >> while someone this morning may have answers, i do not. but this is what i know. god is here in the midst of this say kret gatherkred gather sacr gathering with, different faiths, different races, first bound together by loss and pain but now clinging together and growing strength in a city that has always faced the darkness head-on. >> the reverend liz walker is joining us here. thanks so much for coming in. >> thanks for having me, wolf. >> what was quite an emotional moment. what was it like inside knowing literally the whole country was watching? >> the first thing that was on my mind and in my heart was the fact i was actually participating in trying to help people h
CNN
Apr 11, 2013 8:00pm PDT
want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. this is a "situation room" special to report north korean crisis. we're following breaking news. a chilling new claim about the ability to launch a nuclear attack even as his regime threatens war. >> we begin now with some breaking news. war could break out at any moment. there may, repeat, may be new reason to fear that it's threats of a nuclear attack are much more serious than we thought. it's a stunning new development. even as kim jung un could order one missile to launch literally at any time. let's bring in our pentagon correspondent. >> officials just told me they were completely caught off guard that this revelation was put out there in an open hearing. the holy grail has always been able to take a nuclear bomb, which we know they have, and making it small enough to fit on the end of a missile. this assess. suggests they may learned how to do so. rev laxs from a new development show he may be capable of following through. the north currently has weapons capable of delivery. >> congress
CNN
Apr 9, 2013 1:00am PDT
welcome our viewers in the united states an around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. this is a cnn "the situation room" special report. the north korean crisis happening now. defensive missiles are up and arm. waiting for north korea's dangerous move that could happen at any time. how can kim jong-un test his missiles and the patience of the world. we're following the money. >>> americans on vacation in a crisis zone. their pleasure tour of north korea. >>> u.s. officials fear this could -- could be the week that north korea goes ahead with a provocative missile launch or something everyone worse. kim jong-un's regime warns the region is coming in the words of hot bed of war. north korea is suspending operations and a huge industrial complex near the border jointly owned with south korea. our correspondents are covering this unfolding crisis and u.s. response with tons of thousands of americans potentially at risk. let's bring in our pentagon correspondent right now, barbara starr. what's the very latest, barbara? >> well, wolf, at this hour, we can tell you that the u.s. intelligence c
CNN
Apr 24, 2013 10:00am PDT
these two suspects. earlier today cnn's wolf blitzer spoke by phone with the former husband of one of the suspects' sisters. he is convinced the brothers had help, if not with the plot itself at least with the mind t mindset. take a listen. >> i believe that there are other people involve d. >> when you say other people involved, what does that mean? >> some movement. i mean some extremists, terrorists, not terrorists, but like extremely radical people. i don't want to point out the religion itself because it's a peaceful religion, but there are people who preaching it the wrong way probably. so i believe, yes, there are some people involved. i don't blame the special -- the secret service. i don't blame the fbi, i don't believe in framing. but i do believe that someone preached them -- preached tamerlan so much and this has come in from the mosques or religious groups in boston. i don't believe dagestan is involved in it. >> again, that was one of the suspects' ex-brothers-in-law speaking by phone to wolf blitzer from cask stan. i want to bring in cnn's barbara starr now because she
CNN
Apr 13, 2013 3:00pm PDT
headquarters in atlanta. see you here in one hour. "the situation room" with mr. wolf blitzer begins in a few moments on cnn. >>> new information about north korea's ability to launch a nuclear attack, even if kim jong-un threatens to test a missile at any moment. >>> congress debates gun control. chris cuomo shows us what it is like to go through a federal background check. it is a process. tough it up. >>> and the newest member of the cnn family, world renowned chef, anthony bourdain, joins us with a preview of his brand new show. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." north korea's warning war could break out at any moment. now there may be new reason to fear that kim jong-un's threat of a nuclear attack are more serious than the world thought before. let's go to our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence. chris, does the u.s. still think north korea is going to test the missile? >> reporter: they think it is a matter of time at this point, although obviously they would prefer he not conduct that t
CNN
Apr 20, 2013 4:00pm PDT
chief of police here in watertown told wolf blitzer in an exclusive kn interview about what went into that night's events. >> we had a couple of thousand police officers on the scene. the turnout was incredible, the support that we got from the state and from the region. so we had the tactical people to be able to close that scene in and secure it. we did take our time to make sure that everybody was safe in the neighborhood. an eventually we had to use some flash bangs to render the suspect -- >> what is a flash bang shlths it's a loud compression that would stun somebody for a short period of time then we began negotiations over a 15-minute period. we were able to get him to stand up and sthou us he didn't have a device on him. >> but at that time they said they didn't question him. he was taken by ambulance to the hospital, don. >> how are people doing in that neighborhood on the street in are they still in shock? >> reporter: well, i mean, some people are but it feels a lot different today. people are far more relaxed to a great degree. they want to come out an see everything
CNN
Apr 29, 2013 1:00pm PDT
that just surfaced online. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room."
CNN
Apr 23, 2013 1:00am PDT
television, but imagine actually being there at the scene. wolf blitzer spoke to williams about his harrowing experience. >> i was behind the door of our news vehicle at the time when all of this was going on, there was our news car and about five police officers. this is before the army of police came in, so i started behind our door but then when i saw the officers with their guns backing up i knew we were in a pretty serious situation so then i would run and get behind another car. you know, i was saying in our coverage that the bullets when we arrived, they were going by us. your first instinct is to take cover wherever you can. >> i take it you're not necessarily a war correspondent. you don't have a lot of experience covering gunfire like this. >> not at all. you've been in those zones, i have not. seeing the officers with the helmets and putting their bullet proof vests on and i guess that's when the journalistic instinct kicks in to stay safe but thoen carry the store yif at the same time. >> how scared were you? >> at the time i think i was just in the mode of doing my job,
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Apr 4, 2013 2:00pm PDT
today. i'm jake tapper and i leave you in the able hands of my friend wolf blitzer. he is next door to me in the situation room. take it away, wolf. >> thanks very much. >>> happening now, north korea moves a missile into place for a possible launch and accuses the united states of bringing the region to the brink of war. for many his movie reviews made him a star and his real life battle made him a hero. we'll remember the legendary film critic roger ebert. >>> and are those forced spending cuts now forcing cancer clinics to turn away patients? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> so far it's been only a war of words between north korea and the united states, but the north is now raising the stakes again. a u.s. official says it has moved missile and launch components to its east coast amid signs it could be planning a launch. north korea says the united states is pushing the region to the brink of war. the obama administration now trying to answer with some diplomacy. let's go straight to our white house correspondent working the story and has the latest. what is
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Apr 3, 2013 2:00pm PDT
of wolf blitzer in "the situation room." tomorrow is a sneak peek on "madmen." wolf? >> thanks very much, jake. happening now, north korea says the armed forces have the go ahead for a nuke lack strike on the united states. family of new town victims up open like never before despite the incomprehensible loss, they refuse to let strategy define them, discovering the good that can come from unthinkable evil. "people" magazine exclusive that you will see here on cnn. we'll also hear live from president obama who is taking his push for greater gun control to colorado. is there still a chance the congress will act. and the president writes checks to the american taxpayer. why is he giving back 5% of his salary. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >> let's begin with breaking news. a chilling development out of north korea that says the military has final approval for a attack on the united states. this is proof that the united states is planning to send a missile defense system to gaum where thousands of u.s. troops are based. we are in seoul, south korea. barbara starr ha
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Apr 12, 2013 11:00am PDT
. >>> as tensions mount on the korean peninsula, wolf blitzer takes you inside the conflict. the threat and what is at stake on a special edition of "the situation room" at 6:00 eastern. >>> we're just getting word into cnn of a passing of a funny man who gave us decades of laughs and inspired a generation of improv comics. jonathan winters, his career started with a talent contest that led to a job in dayton, ohio, radio. winters left for new york with $56 in his pocket and became a stand-up comic. a spot on the tv show talent scout landed him on the jack par and steve alan shows and launched him as a staple of movies and television. who could forget his character maude? >> hey, what do you want to do? >> i don't know. what's your pleasure? >> if i told you that, we would be off the air. >> winters kept working until his death of natural causes last night at his home in california. he was 87 years old. truly one of the greats. >>> so look at this man. this man is a convicted drug dealer and just escaped from a west virginia prison. here is where it really gets interesting. it is
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Apr 29, 2013 5:00pm EDT
>>> that's it for "the readlead from copley square in boston. i'll leave you with wolf blitzer in "the situation room". >> jake, thanks so much. the fbi enters the family home of tamerlan tsarnaev's widow. we go live to boston for the latest in the investigation of the deadly boston marathon attacks. >>> plus, authorities interviewed the so-called man misha. is it mysterious man the suspect's family may have inspired the massacre. and dzhokhar tsarnaev as we've never heard before. you'll hear his voice in gripping new video that just surfaced online. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >> the fbi descends on the faeb home of the bombing suspect tamerlan tsarnaev's widow as the search for answers continues exactly two weeks since the deadly boston marathon attacks. cnn international correspondent susan candiotti is in boston, joining us with the very latest on the investigation. susan, what do we know about what the feds were doing inside the home? >> reporter: i can tell you this, wolf. we know that they spent several hours there at her home, getting there early this
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Apr 24, 2013 11:00am PDT
. the brother-in-law spoke to wolf blitzer earlier today from kazakhstan. what he said was that he met this person named misha at one time, that tamerlan introduced him at one time. he did not know misha's first name. but he said he never, quote, witnessed him radicalizingtexas a&m -- >> i'm not sure if he taught him to be radical, but he surely did have influence and did teach him things that would make him go away from the people and go more into the religion and maybe that's possible he suggested to him some radical ideas. >> no in that interview with wolf blitzer said that he didn't suspect that misha or tamerlan were planning any terrorist attacks. but he did say they did speak about islam being under attack in the outside. they had those leanings that was really embattled. we have tried to track this person down, chris, we have come up with a name that kind of, you know, when you put it all in a matrix, there is a name that comes up. we've tracked that person throughout the boston area. e-mail addresses, phone numbers and physical addresses. we have not found him yet. we're not s
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Apr 30, 2013 2:00pm PDT
. could you soon be seeing more nudity and profanity on your tv? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >> the dramatic potentially revealing new twist in the hunt for clues behind the deadly boston marathon attacks. we're just learning investigators have discovered at least one fingerprint along with female dna among the bomb debris. our national correspondent susan candiotti is in boston and has been working the story for us. she has the latest details. what about this fingerprint, susan? what are you learning? >> hi, wolf. yes, tonight that is new information that we are learning about at least one fingerprint found on a piece of the bomb debris. those two bombs, pressure cooker bombs that were used at the killer boston marathon. we don't yet have word to whom that fingerprint belongs and still waiting for more information as well on that female dna that was also found on a part of the pressure cooker bomb. remember, authorities have been trying to pinpoint that information and at last check we have no word on whether a match has been made. the question remains, who
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Apr 23, 2013 2:00pm PDT
. >>> welcome back. i'm wolf blitzer in boston. happening now a dance instructor wounded in the boston blast vows to dance again and teach our own anderson cooper to dance with her though she no longer has a foot. a shock wave that can be felt from a quarter mile away. cnn shows you up close just how deadly a pressure cooker bomb can be in the hands of a terrorist. and the man accused of sending ricin tainted letters to president obama and other u.s. officials has just been released from federal custody. we're standing by for a live news conference of what's been going on. i'm wolf blitzer in boston and this is a special edition of "the situation room." she was a dancer before the blast here in boston and she vows to dance again even though she no longer has her foot. cnn's anderson coop ervice ited the bombing victim in the hospital along with her husband who was also injured and they spoke about her incredibly positive attitude. watch this. >> i hate to ask you to relive what you went through so if you don't want to that's totally fine. >> it's okay. i relive it every day. >> you thi
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Apr 20, 2013 8:00am PDT
>>> i'm wolf blitzer live in boston. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world for special live coverage of the capture of the surviving suspect in the boston marathon bombing. the terror is over after five days of tragedy and anxiety. boston can finally rest. >> boston police department just tweeted suspect in custody. let me repeat that around 8:45 p.m. boston police department has just tweeted that the suspect is in in fact in custody. >> this time yesterday 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev was on the run. a manhunt that brought the city of boston and the neighboring suburbs to a virtual halt. this morning the most wanted man in america is under police guard and we're told charges could be filed against him literally at any time. after a dramatic arrest, he was taken to a hospital in serious condition. he was first wounded on thursday night in the shootout with police that killed his brother. last night he may have been struck once again in a hail of police gunfire. this image from cbs news shows the bloody teen climbing out of a boat parked in a water
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Apr 20, 2013 11:00am PDT
where he is now under guard. earlier we got the inside story on how the capture went down. wolf blitzer talked with the police chief of watertown in a revealing conversation. let's take a brief listen. >> we had a couple thousand police officers on scene. the turnout was incredible, the support from the state and the region. we had the tactical people to close that seam down and secure it. we did take our time to make sure that everybody was safe in the neighborhood. and eventually used flash bangs. >> what is that? >> it is a loud compression that would stun somebody for a short period of time. and we began negotiations in a 15, 20 minute period, we were able to get him to stand up and show us that he didn't have a device on him. >> so he's lying in the boat, been there several hours, he's wounded clearly, right, he's bleeding. >> right. >> he's obviously weak. you come over there, what do you say to him. you have a bull horn, you say come out with your hands up? >> we have a negotiator, it was actually on the second floor of the house looking down at the boat. >> you could see
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Apr 30, 2013 5:00pm EDT
able hands of mr. wolf blitzer who is currently in "the situation room." >> thanks very much. happening now, investigators discover at least one fingerprint among the bomb debris from the marathon attacks. it doesn't appear to belong to one of the two suspects. plus president obama renews his push to close the prison at guantanamo bay in cuba amid an alarming hunger strike involving more than half of its detainees. could you soon be seeing more nudity and profanity on your tv? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >> the dramatic potentially revealing new twist in the hunt for clues behind the deadly boston marathon attacks. we're just learning investigators have discovered at least one fingerprint along with female dna among the bomb debris. our national correspondent susan candiotti is in boston and has been working the story for us. she has the latest details. what about this fingerprint, susan? what are you learning? >> hi, wolf. yes, tonight that is new information that we are learning about at least one fingerprint found on a piece of the bomb debris. those
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Apr 28, 2013 4:00am PDT
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Apr 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
. newsroom special coverage of the boston bombings begins right now. good morning, i'm wolf blitzer reporting live from boston. we're following all of the latest developments here. some of the latest developments this monday morning in boston. charges could be filed as soon as today for the surviving suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev. officials say evidence recovered suggests, suggests, he and his brother were planning another attack. some 55 people remain hospitalized at multiple facilities throughout the boston area. as families mourn those killed, a funeral will be held this morning for krystle campbell and memorial service is scheduled later tonight for lingzi lu. and following a tense friday under lockdown, bostonians this morning are heading back to work, resuming a bit of normality. but the blast site a stretch of boylston street that includes copley square near the marathon's finish line remains closed at least for now. boston's police commissioner telling cnn the area is expected to remain -- to reopen, i should say, in the next day or two. right now let's start with the surviving suspect dz
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Apr 9, 2013 2:00pm PDT
now leave you with wolf blitzer. >>> thanks very much. happening now, blood and chaos on a texas college campus. at least 14 people hurt in a mass stabbing. four are flown to a hospital by helicopter. a fugitive couple and their two young sons found by cnn in cuba will trace their steps from an abduction in florida to an international man hunt. relatives of the newtown, connecticut massacre, the victims are here in washington to push for gun control. they flew with president obama aboard airforce one. i'll speak with the sister of a slain teacher and i'll also speak this hour with the white house press secretary, jay carney. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the situation room. >>> we begin right now with the latest u.s. intelligence. north korea has likely completed all launch preparations. a u.s. official says the obama administration thinks north korea may test fire mobile ballistic missiles at any time without issuing the standard warning to aviation and shipping in the region. all this follows a chilling new warning from north korea today. this time aimed at all foreigners they sa
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Apr 5, 2013 2:00pm PDT
hasn't received in his words a response. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> all those stories ahead but we begin with an ominous new sign that north korea is edging closer and closer to launching a new missile. the north today warned foreign diplomats in the capital of pyongyang that it will not be able to guarantee their safety if fighting breaks out and the north korean regime suggested all those diplomats evacuate the capital. adding to the alert word north korea has two missiles ready for launch. the white house says that would fit the north's pattern of behavior. >> we've obviously seen the reports that north korea may be making preparations to launch a missile and we're monitoring the situation closely. we would not be surprised to see them take such an action. >> we'll have the situation room special report focused entirely on this latest north korean crisis coming up in our next hour right at the top of the hour, 6:00 p.m. eastern only here on cnn. here in the united states a rare apology for president obama over comments he made at a fundraiser
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Apr 9, 2013 10:00am PDT
me show that we can get it done. we're not forgetting. >> i want to bring in wolf blitzer. and wolf, good to see you as always. the president is talking about this compromise, of course, expanded background checks. it sounds rather limited, that this would not necessarily cover private sales but perhaps gun shows and internet sales. these exchanges wouldn't necessarial necessarially apply. >> it is not what they wanted. they wanted universal background checks. every gun sale in effect to make sure that whoever buys a gun has a background check, there are no criminals, felons, terrorists, mentally ill people. this is a step in the right direction from the president's perspective, certainly not what he really wanted and he wanted more than just universal background checks. he wanted a ban on those semi assault weapons, the assault-type weapons. he wanted a limit on how many bullets could be on thois magazi magazines. those issues are not on the table right now. they don't have much republican support and some democrats strongly oppose those kinds of expanded areas of gun control. this
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Apr 4, 2013 9:00am PDT
so much. >> tonight wolf blitzer will host a special edition of "the situation room" focused entirely on the situation in north korea. a lot of people around the world paying attention to what are the next steps. >> absolutely. whole program on it too. so much to talk about. >>> taking you now to the west bank. palestinians today buried the body of a well-known prisoner, a retired general who died of cancer this week while in israeli custody. >> this huge funeral procession moved outside and filled the streets of hebron, palestinians furious at israel. they say israeli doctors denied proper medical care to that prisoner which basically allowed him to die. >> so protesters and israeli soldiers have fought several days now in the west bank. two palestinian teenagers have been killed. israelis say protesters attacked a checkpoint with fire bombs forcing them to open fire. in china health officials are now racing to solve what is really a medical mystery when you think about it. a fifth person now has died from a strain of bird flu that has never actually been seen in humans befo
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Apr 19, 2013 8:00am PDT
, erin burnett, wolf blitzer, we've been monitoring the situation here. authorities have been pursuing a suspect, a second suspect. the first one killed in a gunfire in a massive manhunt earlier this morning. now the second suspect on the run. there's been a lot of activity at a certain area in watertown. had a russian translater trying to get brought in closing the circle on this suspect is what the investigators are telling us. we heard from the uncle of the second suspect and he said this has nothing to do with the family, that they must have been radicalized here and recently. he had spoken to his nephews some three months ago, there was no evidence of this. so knowing that is the most recent information, we'll bring in peter bergman, peter, give us some context on this. >> well, i think investigators will be looking obviously at these guys' e-mail and internet activity. we talked about major nadal hasan who killed soldiers at ft. hood in 2009. we described him as a home-grown militarized radical. that's not completely accurate. he was in touch with one of the leaders in yemen. he wa
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Apr 17, 2013 1:00pm PDT
the investigation but now is the time that i want to bring in the situation room's wolf blitzer. crazy day today. >> it certainly has been. you know what? that's what happens in these investigations. you get conflicting information. you go with what you have presuming it's accurate. then if it's not you fix it and you move on. >> there's obviously some break in the case that we know of today. some surveillance video of somebody who law enforcement wants to speak with, somebody who was there, has not been designated as a suspect or person of interest but law enforcement wants to talk to this individual but that's all we know as of now. >> we're anxious to hear what the fbi, what the governor, what the mayor, what they have to say. i know they've delayed this news conference, supposed to be at the top of the hour. we'll see what time it happens and get the latest information from them. >> looking forward to "the situation room." i leave it in your able hands. >> thanks. to our viewers, i'm wolf blitzer in washington. we wanto
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Apr 2, 2013 1:00pm PDT
wolf blitzer is here to tell us what is coming up on the situation room. are you a fan of mad men? >> i just saw ben feldman standing over there. >> i go there. i interdo you some of these actors some of the actors including the kid who plays ginsberg and the first thing he says, do you know wolf blitzer? >> i'm going to ben's wedding later this year. he is a great actor. i knew him in high school, in junior high school. >> you know what else he said to me? he said you are able to do the dougie. >> everybody knows that. not inside information. >> who do you have? >> asa hutchinson coming in. >> the guy who -- >> going to talk about how to protect kids at schools and should they extend background checks to be sure kids can be protected. and newt gingrich. always exciting. he'll be in "the situation room" as well. you know what i'm going to ask based on what i just heard from your report? >> what? >> does he think hillary clinton should run for president? >> a good question. >> i am always curious to see what newt has to say. >> that sounds good. >>> a musician, producer, investor a
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Apr 8, 2013 11:00pm PDT
want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. this is the cnn situation room special report. the north korean crisis happening now. defensive missiles are up and armed, waiting for north korea's next dangerous move that could happen any time. as kim jong-un threatens war, how could he afford to test his weapons and the patience of the world? we're following the money. >>> and americans on vacation in a crisis zone. they'll tell us about their pleasure tour of north korea. >>> u.s. officials fear this could be the week north korea goes ahead with a provocative missile launch or something even worse. kim jong-un's regime warns the region is becoming a hot bed of war. tensions are only rising now that north korea is suspending operations of a huge industrial complex near the border jointly owned with south korea. our correspondents are covering this unfolding crisis and the u.s. response with tens of thousands of americans potentially at risk. let's bring in our pentagon correspondent barbara starr right now. she's following the renewed concern
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Apr 30, 2013 1:00pm PDT
lead" today. i'm jake tapper. i now leave you in the able hands of mr. wolf blitzer who is currently in "the situation room." >> thanks very much. happening now, investigators discover at least one fingerprint among the bomb debris from the marathon attacks. it doesn't appear to belong to one of the two suspects. plus president obama renews his push to close the prison at guantanamo bay in cuba amid an alarming hunger strike involving more than half of its detainees. could you soon be seeing more nudity and profanity on your tv? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room."
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